Agriturismo with views of Mount Etna
Two young brothers converted their grandfather’s farm into a modern agriturismo to allow guests to enjoy the Sicilian countryside. The agricultural activities continue, but the animals are located at some distance from the guest rooms. Upon request, they will be happy to give you a tour of the farm. Of course the meat and vegetables are used in their own restaurant, prodotti a km zero, as they call it in Italy.
Beautiful view of Mount Etna
The agriturismo enjoys a quiet location in Sicily’s interior, about 45 minutes from the city of Catania. Unfortunately, it was a little cloudy when I visited the agriturismo, but there is a nice view of the hills, the cornfields and the surrounding mountains. In the distance you can even see Mount Etna.
Mount Etna is just over an hour's drive from the agriturismo. From Rifugio Sapienza you can take the lift to get further up the mountain. Personally, I recommend a guide when visiting Etna, because they know the way: after all it is still an active volcano! Interesting, affordable day trips can easily be arranged. More information can be obtained at the reception of the agriturismo.
Restaurant and swimming pool
The agriturismo features a beautifully landscaped garden with a panoramic swimming pool. There is a ping-pong table in the garden and there is a children’s playground. The agriturismo has its own restaurant, which also serves breakfast. When I was there I was given delicious homemade shortbread cookies with pistachios! They use pistachios in many of their dishes, because they are near the Bronte region, famous for the good quality of its pistachio nuts. The dishes are mostly organic and prepared with seasonal homegrown produce.
There is a nice, authentic old village less than 1 km from the agriturismo. There are some bars, restaurants and shops to be found. Life is typically Sicilian, since there are not many tourists. Near the agriturismo there is also a small lake with a nice climbing park for the children. This lake also serves to irrigate the surrounding fields and at the end of the summer it is thus virtually empty. A 30-minute drive from the agriturismo is an Outlet Village, great for Italian fashion fans.
The agriturismo has 12 stylishly decorated, comfortable rooms in a modern building. Each room has a small private balcony. At the back of the building, overlooking the garden, there are 6 double rooms. At the front, with a view of the mountains and, in the distance, Mount Etna itself, there are 6 family rooms, for 3 or 4 people. All rooms have private bathrooms and are equipped with minibar, air-conditioning, satellite TV, safe and hairdryer.
This agriturismo allows you to enjoy nature, Sicilian cuisine, authentic country life and fantastic views of Mount Etna.
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My Italy uses the official prices of the agriturismo and you pay no booking fee!
For prices check the calender entering the dates of your stay.
Electricity, water, gas
|Tourist tax||Not included.
To be paid at check-out
|Extra bed||20 euro per night from 7 years
12 euro per night from 3-6 years
|Sofa bed||20 euro per night from 7 years
12 euro per night from 3-6 years
|Baby bed||Free (up to 2 years). On request.|
|High chair||Free. On request|
|Extra bed linen||At a cost. On request on site|
|Extra towels||At a cost. On request on site|
Food & Drinks
|Restaurant||Open every day for lunch and dinner. Booking required|
|Half/Full board||Adults: 25 euro per person for halfboard; 45 euro per person for fullboard (drinks are not included).
Children: 20 euro per person for halfboard; 30 euro per person for fullboard (drinks are not included)
In the area
- Nearest town with shops3 Km
- Nearest restaurant0,1 Km